The Red River Wine and Beer Festival is an event hosted by the Senior- Junior Forum, which is a charitable, non-profit organization, and was established to assist with the Senior-Junior Forum’s fundraising efforts to provide assistance to charities within our community.
Beacon Lighthouse Inc. produces a wide array of pads for all of your cleaning requirements, from the largest to the smallest jobs. We have pads for any size floor polishing machines. We have quality 3M pads that can be rinsed and reused to help you cut costs while getting the highest quality pad on the market.
In 1965, The Church of The Good Shepherd at 10th and Burnett streets provided a building behind its place of worship for seniors of the Wichita Falls community to gather. Due to the difficulty of locating the facility, organizers painted the entry door to the building red and gave easily identifiable directions, “go down the alley and look for the red door.”
It is our vision to become the premier provider of Special Olympics training and competition in the world. We approach each endeavor with a single intent - to improve the quality of life for our athletes. The challenges of the future are embraced with enthusiasm and commitment, ensuring that the changing face and needs of our athletes are met.
Established in 1958 by Bea and Dick Hogan as Faith City Mission, the original location was on Ohio street above the old Hornsby Hardware Store. In 1968 the former Lamar Baptist Church building at 402 Lamar was purchased for the Mission’s first permanent home. As programs and services grew, it became evident a larger facility was needed and property was purchased at our current location on Travis Street and construction began. The current facility at 1300 Travis Street opened on May 23, 1988.
In the late 1920s, the recently married Mr. and Mrs. L.T. Burns celebrated their first Christmas together in their modest home on Tenth Street in Wichita Falls by setting a small Christmas tree on their front porch and decorating it with a single, blue bulb. It was a small gesture, but an extremely meaningful one for the young couple, especially Mr. Burns, who grew up in a family unable to afford such luxuries as Christmas trees.
Senior-Junior Forum members volunteer their time as well as provide financial assistance to local non-profit agencies. The primary beneficiaries of the efforts of the Senior-Junior Forum are:
- Beacon Lighthouse for the Blind
- Faith Refuge
- First Step Inc. (domestic violence and sexual assault center)
- Kemp Center for the Arts
- Midwestern State University Scholarships
- MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights
- Special Olympics
- The Kitchen (formerly Senior Citizens of North Texas Meals on Wheels)
- Backdoor Theatre Summer Youth Camp